Introducing our Newest Day Program — DiscOVer

DiscOVer participant, Scott, shows off his self portrait

At the beginning of this year, Orchard Village saw an increased demand for enrollment in our employment-focused day program, InnOVations. We also saw an unmet need from clients and their families for day services for individuals interested in active, community-based programs that are not focused on a goal of employment. As many of our participants age, some retire from their jobs but still want meaningful activities for their leisure time.

Out of that growing and unique need, Orchard Village launched our newest day program —DiscOVer. DiscOVer offers socialization, recreation, art classes, and pet therapy. Participants also enjoy community activities, such as making cheerful packages for cancer patients and delivering them to Lemons of Love. Like our InnOVations day program, DiscOVer is adapted to each participants’ interests and skills.

Both of our day programs are at capacity and have a growing waitlist. In fact, due to the growth in the number of participants, we also need to purchase a new passenger van to transport participants on field trips and to activity sites in a safe and socially distanced manner.